Multiscale Mechanics Group

Multiscale Mechanics Group (MSM)

The Multiscale Mechanics Group (MSM) of the University of Twente studies several topics of condensed matter physics, such as granular materials and powders, micro-fluidic systems and self-healing materials. In general, our research approach consists in developing models of complex materials that capture the physics at every relevant lengthscale.

A Master Equation for the probability distribution functions of forces in soft particle packings. Clathrin cage formation Polydisperse hard-sphere system


  • Hard-sphere glasses
  • Granular packings
  • Discrete particle methods
  • Granular segregation
  • Jamming
  • Rotating drums
  • Sound propagation
  • Particle contact models
  • Coarse-graining
  • Self-assembly
  • Particle-hydrodynamics coupling
  • Homogeneous cooling dynamics
  • Vibrofluidized granular media
Granular vibrated system Granular homogeneous cooling


MSc-Voorlichting, March 18, 2015.

Have a look at Prof. Stefan's presentation >> here << in Msc-Voorlichting.

M&M Seminars

Check out our Group's participation in MIRA and MESA+ Lecture Series

Decembary 14, 2015

Kuniyasu Saitoh's "A Master equation for the probability distribution functions of forces in soft particle packings." has been selected for the cover of Soft Matter!!

February 11, 2015

The action packed adventure in the domain of the course :

Granular Matter & Particle Technology!
Next Lecture
Full Week --"Particle Technology"


Following the work of Prof. Stefan Luding, the MSM groups maintains a list of upcoming conferences, meetings or general events related to our research interests.

06-07-2015 / 10-07-2015
MGMAS 2014: European Solid Mechanics Conference, Spain, Madrid

28-09-2015 / 30-09-2015
RGD: PARTICLES 2015, Spain, Madrid

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